The Gold Chinese Panda was first issued by The Republic of China in 1982 with 1 ounce, ½ ounce, ¼ ounce, and 1/10 ounce varieties in 999% fine gold. In 1983, an additional size was added, the 1/20 ounce. These coins are issued in a proof-like, brilliant, uncirculated quality with a different panda design each year through the year 2000. In 2001 and 2002, the coin image remained the same due to a freeze of the design. Collectors responded accordingly regarding the design freeze, and in 2003, China reversed its policy and began minting coins with various designs each year since.
Composition: 24-karat, .9999% fineness